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. and what's also amazing about this building is it's not just internally, but you can actually see it on the outside. so, when people are walking around the city they can actually see the green and environmental aspects. >> what better way to show that the puc cares about the environment and the puc is going to show everyone else, you can do this, too. and you can do it in a way that makes sense, that's affordable, and that is better for the environment. >> and this is the most energy efficient government building in the united states today, if not the world. and it is an example that the entire united states can look to and say, that's what we need to do to save our city hundreds of millions of dollars in energy consumption a year and set an example to everybody of how to save energy, to be green, to be sustainable, to be responsible. the city is leading the way. >> it will be immediately recognizable and iconic from various parts of the city or even if you see a picture. that's the sfpuc building. it's a wonderful building. ♪ ♪
rebel operations in the eastern city of aszohr. meanwhile, russia's top diplomat and international envoy to syria met in moscow and they are calling for a syrian-led political transition. they warn the conflict is becoming more militarized and sectarian. >> the conflict is not only more and more militarized, it is also more and more sectarian. and if we are not careful, if the syrians themselves are not careful, it will be a mainly sectarian conflict with really dire consequences for the people of syria. >> the meeting appears to signal a shift in position by russia. so far moscow has opposed efforts by the u.n. security council to oust syrian president who has been a longtime ally. >>> meanwhile, a member of russia's parliament is trying to reverse part of a controversial law banning all adoptions by americans. the state-run news agency says the lawmaker is submitting an amendment that would allow americans to adopt children with disabilities. but the u.s. is hoping for a total reversal and so are hundreds of americans waiting to adopt russian orphans. lisa silvester has more. >> report
they ate lunch at a restaurant yesterday. two dozen teens and young adults from the international ministry group were starting a five day trip. the group says it is devastated. >>> city college of fran is facing a financial -- san francisco is fating a financial hit. they must enroll 34,000 full- time students to maintain its funding level from the state but the school expects to fall a few thousand students short for the second year in a row. it was on probation because of a shortage of students during the previous school year. >>> arizona's tough on immigration sheriff is defending his controversial stance and one of america's most immigrant friendly cities. >> drag queens calling themselves the sisters of perpetual indulgence, invaded a dinner party. earlier he had received letters from 8th graders questioning him about his views but the school canceled that meeting. >> they accused me of running concentration camps. they called me a racist. i could go on and on. immaterialed to emit with the kids and tell them the truth. >> the school district media rep says she was too busy to explain
for a vote this week. the city council is expected to take up the issue tomorrow. drones, unmanned aircraft, are used by the department of homeland security to watch over u.s. ports and international borders. the fbi and about a dozen police and sheriff's departments also have them but critics say that the drones are an invasion of privacy. >>> coming up, they jumped into action to save the life of a baby born on the streets of san francisco. >> those two police officers are being hailed as heroes. they share their emotional stories coming up. >> and a breakthrough in the "fiscal cliff" face-off. which side seems to be giving in as they work toward a compromise. >> not a big storm but a soggy start to the day. things are going to start to clear out. we could be in for a cold night. we'll talk about that coming up. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, may avoid the dreaded "fisc cliff." president obama and house speaker >>> well, the nation's capital, there's a soon of hope that we may not step off the "fiscal cliff." president obama and house speaker john boehner have been discussing a new deal this morning.
district, but for the city at-large and for a point of reference, much of the monies that were spent last year were spent reconverting the horseman campus to continue to develop the former bryant campus for international high school. to redo the isa campus and to finish building the brand-new tech 21 career building at the john o'connell campus. so there is a lot of really exciting projects that this work has funded and next year we have a number of similar projects targeted including trying to replace the final remaining modular what's buildings that we are renting with permanent classroom buildings. so with that, i would ask if there have any questions that you might have and hopefully you will approve the report. thank you. >> thank you; there are no public speakers for this item. any comments from the board or superintendents? >> no, but i read it. >> it's right here. >> i move the recommendations. >> we already did. roll call, please. >> have i one question? >> commissioner? >> thank you president yee. this report is annual or every five years? >> it's annual. >> it's ac
investigating. >> oakland police investigating the death of an innocent bystander. a 47-year-old is the city's 124th homicide victim of 2012. the grandmother struck and killed last night on international boulevard before 6:00 during a gun battle taking place between people on the other side of the street. nick smith will have more on the story at 5:00. >> in san francisco, a firefighter taken to the homt for smoke inhalation after battling an apartment fire in the city ocean view district that started on the second floor of this building this morning. the 25 residents were evacuated and being helped bit red cross. the cause of the fire is still under investigation.z> pg&e's plan won approval today. >> under the plan, pg&e will test 800 miles of pipeline and replace 200 milesist at a cost of $2 billion. customers will pay more than half of that. roughly $1íñryñ two a month for the average ratepayer this, follows the deadly 2010 san bruno explosion. local leaders feel ripped off by p.u.c. and pg&e. >> now they're making 11% on improvements. it's shameful they'd allow pg&e to profit from
promenade we probably at this time really challenge ourselves as a city to make walking even more safe. and even though there's more people walking, there's local visitors, there's shoppers, there's international visitors coming, and they utilize our streets and the sidewalks even more. we have to do more. we can't be satisfied with just what we've done before because we have the data that shows us more and more where the hot spots are all over the city. and we have also been concentrating on what makes a neighborhood more dangerous for pedestrians, what makes a neighborhood more safer. and i suggest to you tonight that -- or today that in our downtown area is probably one of the most safest areas to walk buzz we pay a lot more attention to that area. but there are a lot of other places where we haven't considered the issues of lowering the speed, as we've done around our schools with walk sf. we haven't done enough study around the data, completed the data of collision and pedestrian injuries as well as we should have to make it safer. so, our pedestrian strategy really is in draft fo
that they delayed until next tuesday. >>> and mineta san jose international airport has permission to use guns to scare birds away from the runway. the city council voted to allow that if noisemakers and blanks don't do the job. they already do it at sfo and oakland international airport. we have your traffic and weather and weather coming up right after this. ,,,,,,,,,, >>> good morning. we have some mass transit delays to start off with this morning. caltrain has taken two trains out of service due to mechanical problems. they are going to combine them with other trains. the rest of mass transit is on time. wet roadways and slow and go on the peninsula. >> strong storms moving through the bay area right now. here we go again. high-def doppler radar showing you a lot of the yellows even some orange outside. it's pushing a little bit further to the south now. but it is heavy through fremont, portola valley, san carlos, hayward and livermore. heavy rainfall there. looks like that all tapers off by the afternoon just to widely scattered showers. dry weather returns tomorrow. ,,,,,,,, >>> you kno
corporation. next friday, december 7, the city club welcomes aaron david miller, vice president of new initiatives and distinguished scholar at the woodrow wilson international center for scholars. friday, december 14th. the city club will host an roman, president and ceo of the national association to end homelessness. please visit our web site, ski club.org, for information about our upcoming forum or to listen to a podcast of any of our past programs. we'll like to welcome guests from human in humana care, and mutual. thank you for your support. we would like to welcome to today's programs students who are joining us from area high school. student participation is made possible by a generous gift from the chars sparr trust. will the students please stand and be recognize it. [applause] >> now we would like to return to our speaker for our traditional city club question and answer period. we welcome questions from everyone, including guests, holding the microphone today is program directer kerry miller, may we have our first question, please. >> mr. broussard, you talked about the co
and automating more than 200 valves. >>> well, berkeley city council members are expected to vote tomorrow on whether to declare the city a no drone zone. unmanned aircraft are used by the department of homeland security to watch over u.s. ports and international borders. the fbi and a dozen police and sheriff's departments also have them. critics contend that the drones are an invasion of privacy. >>> we have to have our gas price story for the morning and this time it's encouraging news. gas prices continue to fall. aaa says the statewide average price for a gallon of regular is $3.57 down 24 cents from mid- november. the highest price in the bay area is san francisco at $3.62 but that's down 30 cents from a month ago. oakland at $3.51 and the average in san jose is also $3.51. >>> pleasant surprise for people parking in san francisco. never easy. the city's newer sf park meters charged less on average than the old models. the 7,000 newer devices set rates based on demand. and since their installation last year, average hourly rates have dropped by 14 cents. 17% of those meters offer hou
that pose a hazard to planes. now these vote changes -- this vote changes the city ordinance allowing only police to discharge firearms at the airport. since 2009 there have been 1 80 reported bird streak at san jose international. bird striking obviously very dangerous. sometimes they can cause real problems for planes of course most dramatic example of that happened in january of 2009 when pilot pl danville land add bird stricken u.s. airway jet in the hudson river. riff's department is being criticized for wanting to buy an unmanned drone. sheriff's department calls it an unmanned aerial system. 7 news reporter mark matthews tonight with reaction from brave situation rates groups who are afraid the deputy will use this technology to spy on people. >>reporter: thinks the 31,000 dollar unmanned aerial vehicle at the alameda county sheriff's department wants to buy. neat little shechbility even according to the critic. >> just cutest little toy i can possibly imagine. >>reporter: told the supervisors she's opposed to the did he advice. aclu attorney called it a threat to brave situ
public life. >>> a former head of the international on carry fun. he accused dominic to us conn and today lawmakers will update a judge on the damage of hurricane sunday. the rebuilding costs are anywhere from 10 million to 20 million in various cities a long new jersey and new york and a lot of those towns are talking about whether to rebuild with wood or more durable materials. some of the locals say it is not a boardwalk without the woot but others say the wood is not strong enough. they are relieved to hear more than 500 workers walked off the job last month. they are providing a new four- year contract and it includes a cost of living pay raise for 2013 and 2014 and a $3,500 signing bonus. the port commissioner still has to approve the new contract. >>> police will are whapping for drivers for having a suspended lice since. if found, they will be arrested and could have -- license. if found they they could be arrested and could have their car impounded. >>> we are seeing more of the key spots as you might imagine on this monday. let's look at what we have on interstate 880, and it's
years. opd is bringing in change maker bill bratton to curve crime in los angeles and new york city. usf professor tony rab era knows bratton. >> i think bill can be a valuable resource to any organization. but i think oakland has to do some internal soul searching if you will. >> reporter: rib era says the assumption that howard jordan needs to be told what to do to be successful is wrong. >> i take ownership as the chief of police that this stuff is happening on my watch. >> reporter: yesterday chief jordan said he welcomed bratton's inside, he has the name and credentials and had done it before the question is can he do it again in oakland. coming up tonight at 6:00, we will talk to an outspoking opd critic on what he says is a very surprising decision. noelle walker. >>> new york city is on track for a record low number of homicides this year. and that's barring a flurry of homicides in the final few days of 2012. according to the nypd as of today there were 414 homicides this year. the previous record low was 471 back in 2009. compare that to 1990 when there were more than 2,200 hom
of the nutcracker is set in our own city by the bay, introducing audiences of all ages to the wonderful world of ballet. this holiday season, experienced the beauty of s f bellay's international cast of world class dancers in the nutcracker, a san francisco tradition since 1944. >> the san francisco ballet is a nutcracker starts this weekend ann plays through december 28th at the war memorial opera house on van ness ave. tickets start as low as $20 for some shows. others at $35. >> lights! camera! action! if this is your casting call for the 2012 dance along nutcracker goes hollywood! off this year's show follows fritz and clara to tinsel town as the hollywood is hauled out for the holidays! at the dance along nutcracker, you and the supporting cast of his are the stars. when the clapboard claps and the cameras roll, you may find yourself past starlets like judy garland and marilyn monroe, dodging bullets in the wild wild west shootout or plucking the maltese falcon from the minutes of a hard boiled detective. bring the kids to a daytime show or treat yourself to the dance a long red carpet g
the connecticut school massacre, the city gave away up to $200 in grocery gift cards. >>> lance armstrong has until today to appeal the ban imposed on him. he lost his seven titles december 6th, when the international cycling union banned him from the sport for life. those penalties came after the agency hit armstrong with similar sanctions for using banned substances. armstrong did not appeal that decision and it appears he won't challenge this latest ban. >>> all of our recent rain means waty++i levels are rising at local reservoirs. officials plan to release some water at the coyote dam and lake sonoma to make room for future rains. winds and rains have battered and toppled trees around the bay, berkeley police provided this picture. it shows part of a tree that fell on a moving patrol car. the officer was not hurt. this happened on -- yesterday. >> i heard a couple of loud cracking sounds and saw pedestrians pointing up. a couple small branches fell, blocked my view, i hit the brakes, abs activated, tree fell on top of the car. >> local arborist blames high winds for keeping crews like hi
with the department for 14 years. >>> other bay area headlines, berkeley city council members are expected to vote tomorrow on whether to declare the city a no drone zone. unmanned aircraft are used by the department of homeland security to watch over u.s. ports and international borders. the fbi and about a dozen police and sheriff's departments also have them. critics say the drones are an invasion of privacy. >>> a pleasant surprise for people parking in san francisco. in fact, it maybe unprecedented! the city's newer sfpark meters charge less on average than the old models. the 7,000 newer devices set rates based on demand and since their installation last year, average hourly rates have dropped by 14 cents. 17% of those meters offer hourly rates of a dollar or less. >>> 5:51. ecuador on high alert after several volcano eruptions. >> and the duchess dazzles. kate middleton makes her first public appearance since leaving the hospital. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> weak storm sliding through the bay area, a stronger line in the north bay through american canyon toward vallejo. more on your weather com
drunk as they blasted through the broadway tunnel in the city at 100 miles an hour in a lamborghini. the sergeant later said he was just kidding. but he has been assigned to administrative duty while internal affairs sorts through this mess. he is reportedly just months away from retirement, as well. the chief promises some swift and severe discipline if it turns out to be true. >>> bart is giving extra security this holiday season. and cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is at the westfield shopping center here in the city and cate, shoppers headed to the malls on bart trains are apparently big targets for thieves. right? >> reporter: that's right, frank. you know, when you're holiday shopping it's really easy to get distracted when you're coming from the stores especially to the bart stations. so bart is launching a safety campaign to make sure that you are safe this holiday season. now, last night, at the west oakland station, bart partnered with oakland police, private, volunteer security guards offering escorts for riders to their cars. oakland police and bart say this is a move to le
and cities. this is not for urgent america. to gain access to the european union i understand it that this is a way for delta to benefit and expand more international flights. >> lindsey lohan and the irs? >> yes, do not mess with the irs. her tax bill, and charlie sheen and helped but she still is off the hook -- on the hook. she will work her way on to but she is drinking two bottles of a five, per day. and do not mess with the irs because there will not leave you alone. she is an estimated note drinking two bottles of vodka per day. >> and this question is what we do with my old 4 01 k? >> my generation, we will work about six jobs. and i always say take it with you. you are not going to faa itself directed ira.. and you could even call vanguard and say what could i do. you could even sign up online to take it with you to a constant state and consolidate -- send your questions to black@black.com banff we can see some rainfall increasing. >> we could see some quickly moving system with not much accumulation. it is mainly a missing us but well to the north and edging to the n
of a glorious past. and some parts of the city bustle with holiday energy. but not far away: closed-up storefronts. and, further below the surface, this: a health clinic set up by the greek branch of the international aid group, doctors of the world to serve the country's newly poor. dr. nikitis kanakis is its director. >> brown: kanakis group, in fact, had to cut back some of its work in africa because of the needs at home. here in perama, unemployment tops 50% as the shrinking economy has crippled much of the local shipping industry. at the same time, the deeply indebted greek government has made dramatic budget cuts, including to health benefits. the combination has left many here without access to private or public care. and that's meant a stunning rise in disease and mortality rates. >> brown: economists, of course, speak of a different kind of necessary medicine: the kind a deeply indebted nation must take. the price for living and consuming well beyond its means for far too long. >> the medicine is necessary. it was, though, delivered very abruptly. >> brown: as a government
in the city at 100 miles an hour in a lamborghini. the sergeant later said he was just kidding, it was a joke but he has been assigned to administrative duty while internal affairs sorts it out a little bit. the chief promises swift and severe discipline if it all turns out to be true. and that sergeant is just months away from retiring, as well. >>> if you are using bart to do a little holiday shopping, thieves are targeting you. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran explains the extra tool bart is adding to keep you safe if you are riding bart. >> reporter: bart is stepping up security as part of a safety campaign to make sure that holiday shoppers are aware and safe this holiday season. now, to let you know that bart police say crimes are on the rise around both oakland and san francisco stations during the season. last night bart partnered with oakland police, private and volunteer security guards. shoppers were offered escorts to their cars at the west oakland station. bart riders told us they have encountered some brazen attacks in the past. >> i was ambushed by two men. they pointed a gun at me
, but prosecutors sought to commit him to coalinga state hospital up on his release. >> the bay city attorney's office is coordinating a state wide of rage effort to notify customers were eligible for refunds that must be claimed during a three month period between now and march 28th. >> the international maritime organization has approved a plan to change a route that cargo ships use to enter san francisco back. >> the goal is to reduce collisions between large vessels and wales. >> kron fours charles clifford has details. >> migrating whales, such as humpbacks, often faster the waters of california's coast. far too often, these large creatures alive with cargo ships, killing or severely injuring wales. >> but under plan developed by the national oceanic and atmospheric administration, an out approved by the international maritime organization, a car oceans will be required to travel through narrow shipping lanes in an effort to avoid these deadly collisions. the changes involve shipping lanes at the port of laws and laws of long beach, as well as the approach to san francisco bay. >> earth
, complaining of the lack of financial support they got from the opposition or international community. would that make the situation more difficult? despite that, all of these liberated areas, they became very excited. they start thinking about some civilian projects. in one city, as example, six elementary and secondary schools are out of service. no one is interested to send his kids to the school. when i left the city -- next week, a fighter jet hits one of the schools. this is why none of the people are interested to send their kids to the school. they are still easy targets. even the hospitals are being targeted by the regime. we cannot call these as mainly liberated areas, because they are still targeted by the air force of the assad regime. that reflects the difficulties between the different groups of the three syrian army. we have borders with iraq and turkey under the control of the free syrian army. because of the absence of having a central command of the free syrian army, each border is controlled by a different group. there is a lack of authority which can extend its power. the
have locally dense fog. the drive running 22 minutes out of novato into the city. >> banking erica a quick story for you this morning. firefighters battle a one alarm fire at a commercial building in east oakland. >> the blaze reported about 1:30 a.m. at 6145 international boulevard a vacant building. the fire was under control in about 15 minutes. no reports of injuries. the filfire was started by squatters. >> authorities from the contra costa county will meet with the u.s. coast guard at 10:00 this morning that will search with sonar equipment. phillip stephen mattingly was working on his tugboat when he was in last saturday. please do not suspect foul play. his age and health may have contributed to his disappearance. >> police in pleasant hill are searching for a person who left a pipe bomb outside the elementary school. >> it was left in the parking nolot yesterday afternoon. >> we don't know if it was planted here and there were people here or if there were not people here. it was planted with what we believe to the intent to do damage to school. >> walnut creek and bomb squ
just screaming by. b.a.r.t. is a good way to get in the city. that system is are -- is reporting their trains online. the oakland coliseum, is not all that bad in case you are trying to catch a flight at oakland international. you will see some problems on the peninsula. put a circle there. northbound 101 near san bruno avenue, a car fire. they had to block a lane for the fire crews there. so traffic is gonna be busy from burlingame. 280 might get a better -- might be a better bet heading north. let's go to steve. >>> awesome fog reports coming in from twitter. spweather. some areas clear. the fog is in. i've heard that from pacifica and here comes the fog. it's dancing around, you know, if you have watched three or four times, you are gonna say, you've already said that. this time of year, even though it can start off sunny, that fog can start rolling in because a cold front rolls in. we want to highlight in. we will not get a lot of rain out of this system. it's cold now. it will get colder for us. if you are from the midwest or something, you are saying what are you talking ab
often said our city and our strength is our international status and we do that with all the sister cities, with all of the flag raisings, but this is kind of new. what i said to our counsel general it's special because it's kind of bringing forth the things that we have done and the things that we enjoy doing and placing it into a recognized celebration that goes for a long time, so i am proud to launch this here in san francisco, and if i may to not only let you know that it's a great honor to have the italian ambassador here in the united states. it's a great honor for it to be proclaimed italian culture day in san francisco. if i may present this to the counsel general. [applause] >> thank you and one more word of italian that i could do is gracia because i do have a mazatti waiting for me. >> it's right out in front. >> i won't ruin your language but we're proud here to be hosting this and we're going to be of course doing more in celebration and then i will get to have a chance to visit washington dc on the experience they have as well, so thank you very much everybody. [app
for this weekend. but i want to not only congratulate unico for locating here in our very exciting part of our city, the international part where so many millions of visitors come every year. in fact, last year in 2011, over 16.3 million visitors came to san francisco and most of them found their way to unit square to the best shopping in the world. this is the center for arts and culture and of course it is our innovation capitol of the world and we are doing all of the right things to continue our success in the city. part of that success, is to work with great corporate citizens like unico and their efforts to make sure that they give their best effort to hire san franciscoans. today we celebrate not just a flag ship store but a store that has made corporate responsibility at the helm of their friend. there is over 500 people that they have already hired in this store. that is a fabulous contribution. they have worked that magic with our office of economic development, having spent weeks to train people who may not have gotten this opportunity. but for their out reach in this store, and then, th
as a finalist to host this cool international parks conference in 2015 in which we are going to be welcoming cities from all over the country to learn how we do it here in san francisco. and then, just last month, and a big thank you to all of you, san francisco voters approved proposition b. the cleanest safe neighborhood parks fund which allows us to renovate and juvinate your parks. 83 years ago, uncle john mcclarin and if you go in the gm office you can see a picture of him. started the tradition of lighting this mile-long stretch of trees started and ending here in front of the lodge where he lived for a number of years. so this, this is san francisco official holiday tree right behind us, uncle john's tree. it is a cyrus that is more than 100 years old closer to 130 years old and tonight it sports over 550 christmas holiday lights. >> so i really want to give a big shout out to the rec and parks staff that has continued the tradition and i want to thank all of them and single out a few, bob pelosio who organized tonight's event. and i also want to single out loranie bamford whose team
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